Buffalo's Drew Willy Named "Golden Arm" Candidate Print E-mail
Friday, June 13 2008
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Buffalo QB Drew Willy/Photo: Paul Hokanson/UB Athletics
Buffalo senior quarterback Drew Willy has been named to the preseason watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award which is presented annually to the nation's top senior collegiate quarterback by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

Willy, the only quarterback from the Mid-American Conference among the twenty-six senior quarterback candidates named by the Foundation to its annual preseason watch list, returns for his senior season at Buffalo after a record-setting 2007 campaign that saw him set single-season school marks with 258 completions, a .684 completion percentage and the best single-season pass efficiency rating in Bulls history (135.7).

"Drew really came into his own a bit last season," Buffalo head coach Turner Gill recently told MAC Report Online. "But with Drew it's not just about stats but about body language and making smart decisions."

Willy tossed fifteen touchdowns last season and was picked off only six times and is currently tied for the all-time career mark in completions at Buffalo. With another 2,035 yards passing this season Willy would also own the school's all-time career passing yardage mark. Last season Willy passed for 2,572 yards in twelve games.
The winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award will be announced on December 5.
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